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SCJM [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, May 31, 2006
13 years ago7,045 views

for example,

gmail.com">mail.google.com/mail/photos/Ph ...

replace email address with any other gmail address

I just figured this out.. seems like kinda a privacy invasion type of thing..

not that I care.

try mine, s l o t h s , minus spaces of course

also, it only works with the login name, ie plus addressing and periods don't work.

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I tried it with an address and it showed the pic I set to him.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

mine doesnt work
orphandland
it redirects itself to a blue ghost picture


mail.google.com/mail/images/bl ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yep, it works! Here's the photo of one of the recent persons from the Turkish spam attack:
gmail.com">mail.google.com/mail/photos/ar ...

As I've enabled "Visible only to people I can chat with", I'm wondering if it my pic is visible to anyone through the URL above?

Hmm, does anyone know why it sometimes shows "red ghosts" or "blue ghosts" and at other times "yellow ghost" replacement images?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

no Philipp.. i dunno
and it redirects me to this URL:


mail.google.com/mail/images/ye ...


Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You can't see the Turkish email photo above David?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

noap
i get a Yellow Ghost instead

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

colur difference ? could it be b'coz of the underlying palette of another page ??

above URL I see a ghost only image...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

and i chat with you quite often... :

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I have also wondered about the backgrounds. Contacts on my list show as red, blue, and yellow, with no apparent pattern. The help center and newsgroup don't seem to mention this.

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

The ghost images for reference:


mail.google.com/mail/images/gr ...



mail.google.com/mail/images/bl ...



mail.google.com/mail/images/re ...



mail.google.com/mail/images/ye ...


David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

wait..
how come my own piture doesnt work?!

that weird

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

*thats wierd...

and Philipp..
can you upload the turkish photo?!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I can see the Turkish photo. Yes.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

thats not what ive asked :)

i asked if you can upload the photo to a link.. so i would be able to see it :)

thanks..

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yeah, we should be able to download a contact picture.

   I just saved the pic, It ports it out well with the original format too!! :)-

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> i asked if you can upload the photo to a link..
> so i would be able to see it :)

Nah, if it's private it ought to stay that way :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

private?
dont think so..
my picture isnt private, and somehow i cant see it.. :/

but, choise is yours.. :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The picture of the Turkish man doesn't show for you so for some reasons Google didn't make it public. So that why I don't want to make it public...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

then how come mine isnt public?

maybe i need to change my Gmail settings?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You don't really know whether or not it's public unless you log out of Google and clear your cookies/ cache...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<clear your cookies/ cache>>

im not gonna do that..!
last time i did that the Gmail has gone mad.. :/

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I can't see anyone's picture. I always get redirected to one of the aforementioned ghosts. :-)

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I was able to see his picture by clicking "Contacts" on the left, then "Add contact", then filling in the email address and clicking save. The URL of the picture that displayed for me is very similar to the one Philipp posted above.

justin flavin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

odd. even though phillip is in my contacts list, i dont see his picture – i just get a yellow ghost pic.

here's my photo – its the KDE dragon...

gmail.com">mail.google.com/mail/photos/ju ...

anyone else see this?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

not me, Philpp's pic appears when hoverover is done

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp isnt on my contact list..
but i can see his picture..

someone should ask Google / Gmail about it.. :/

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think you can't see it unless that contact its in your contact list...or something like that.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I see your dragon Justin...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<I think you can't see it unless that contact its in your contact list...or something like that.>>

so how come i can see Philipp's picture?!
little odd.. isnt it?

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This is what it says on GMail's setting.
"Visible to all Gmail users or Visible only to people I can chat with"
I will guess it's based on your setting.../maybe not.
gmail.com">mail.google.com/mail/photos/ch ... -allow all
gmail.com">mail.google.com/mail/photos/ha ... -not allow all
also, you have to sign in to see the pic.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<mail.google.com/mail/photos/ch ... -allow all>>

Yellow Ghost!

<<mail.google.com/mail/photos/ha ... -not allow all>>

Yellow Ghost!

<<also, you have to sign in to see the pic.>>
sign in to? where? Gmail? isnt it?!

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